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    15th Annual Birthday Tribute to Maestro Ali Akbar Khan – Saturday, April 13 at 6 pm

    15th Annual Birthday Tribute to Maestro Ali Akbar Khan – Saturday, April 13 at 6 pm
    *** LIVE STREAM LINK HERE *** Join the Ali Akbar College of Music in an evening of Indian Classical music, where some of the world’s brightest talents will come together in celebration of world-renowned sarod maestro, Ali Akbar Khan. Experience the vocal sensibilities of Pandit Uday Bhawalkar, as well as an energetic performance by our very own AACM Tabla Ensemble. This moving tribute event will conclude with a performance by Maestro Khan’s two sons, Alam and Manik Khan, on sarod, alongside his long-time tabla accompanist, Pandit Swapan Chaudhuri.


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    ZOFO – Echoes of Gamelan – Friday, April 26 at 8 pm

    ZOFO – Echoes of Gamelan – Friday, April 26 at 8 pm
    *** LIVE STREAM LINK HERE *** Exploring the influence of gamelan music on Western composers, as well as how our music perception changes depending on the context, with works by Debussy, Godowski, Holst, Crumb, Baumbusch, and Srayamurtikanti, as well as piano four-hands transcriptions of Balinese ceremonial music.

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    Blaise Bryski plays Mark Winges – Sunday, June 2 at 4 pm

    Blaise Bryski plays Mark Winges – Sunday, June 2 at 4 pm
    *** LIVE STREAM LINK HERE *** East coast pianist Blaise Bryski plays music by west coast composer Mark Winges. This concert includes Mark’s complete Nocturnes as well as the premieres of longer works Red Sky Opening and More Hand Jive. The latter is a nod to Blaise’s and Mark’s roots in rock / funk, and includes sections of music that are improvised.

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    Arjun Verma – Friday, June 14 at 8 pm

    Arjun Verma – Friday, June 14 at 8 pm
    *** LIVE STREAM LINK HERE *** Arjun K. Verma and Eman Hashimi return to San Francisco for a very special evening of thrilling rhythms and gorgeous melodies on sitar and tabla. Verma—whose music has been featured in The New York Times, The Times of India, Songlines Magazine, The Hindu, and Popmatters—weaves together the ancient and modern aspects of Indian classical music in the style of the legendary Ustad Ali Akbar Khan.

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